Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the announcement today (Thursday) that the Kintore Hydrogen project will receive 50% funding for its Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), planning and consenting work.
Kintore Hydrogen is a 3GW, grid connected, electrolytic hydrogen project that aims to utilise excess wind power in Scotland to produce low-carbon, green hydrogen and supply it to the UK’s most carbon intensive industrial clusters through existing gas transmission pipelines. The development of the first 500MW phase of the project will be joint funded via Strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund. Upon completion, Kintore Hydrogen will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This recognition by the UK Government of the North-east’s vital potential in the development of renewables and hydrogen energy technology is long-overdue but very welcome nonetheless.
“Statera Energy are to be commended for their commitment to this project which will create highly-skilled local jobs for the North-east. Once complete, the project will see the North-east making a huge contribution not only to decarbonisation of our energy, but also to energy security, which is increasingly important.”